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By Simon Stanley, 5/10/2016
The Open Compute Project (OCP) and the shift to virtualized functions using SDN and NFV is driving a complete change in the architecture of telecom data centers and telecom infrastructure. ...
By Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/8/2016
Communications service providers (CSPs) are in the process of transforming the infrastructure they use to deliver services. They are looking to both lower their capex and opex and increase ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/12/2015
As cable operators seek to move upmarket, cater to larger, more sophisticated enterprises and roll out new services faster and more efficiently, they should look at adopting NFV technology.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/12/2015
SDN is turning traditional service models around to allow Verizon to measure and deliver performance at the application layer.
By Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/8/2015
NFV isn't magic. Although it provides many benefits, it takes much hard work to get there.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/7/2015
Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, but even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/6/2015
AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/5/2015
The head of Telefσnica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, that can change.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/23/2015
The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/22/2015
Managed services provider Masergy Communications is on the forefront of a growing trend, deploying virtual CPE. That's currently considered one of the strongest business cases for network ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2015
CableLabs' Virtualized Network Evolution Program looks at how to apply analytics to track resources and more when virtualizing home, business and core networks.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Game of Phones

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LONDON, 10/17/2017 – This week we welcome guest podder Jesse from TV business title TBI to talk about how video content is distributed and monetized, and what lesson the telecoms world can learn in its apparent desperation to move in that direction. Jamie is back from his latest travels and brings us news of what was discussed at the Nordic Digital Business ...
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Nominum & Security for Small to Midsized Businesses

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REDWOOD CITY, 10/16/2017 – Arlen Frew discusses the latest security innovations Nominum is working on, from credential threats to encryption theft secured by their latest software that monitors Internet activity and potential malware within a group of employees.
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Light Reading Explores Software-Defined Capacity With Infinera

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DENVER, 10/11/2017 – At the Light Reading NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver, Craig Matsumoto, Light Reading's editor in chief, sat down with Mark Showalter, Infinera's senior director of software product marketing, to discuss the role of software-defined capacity for optical networks.
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AT&T: Designing Hardware for the Cloud

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DENVER, 10/11/2017 – Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T. In support of this new approach, AT&T is submitting its hardware designs to the Open Compute Project including, most recently, its XGS-PON ...
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Technology & Test: Preparing for 5G

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SAN FRANCISCO, 10/10/2017 – As LTE rapidly moves towards 5G, companies must prepare and transition in order to handle advanced features and standards. In this informative video, Anritsu provides insight into the technology and capabilities evolution to 5G as well as the considerations and impact on test and measurement moving forward.
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Verizon on Automating Network Services

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DENVER, 10/10/2017 – Verizon's Fred Oliveira addresses challenges to NFV orchestration, including the amount of time spent managing individual network elements. Oliveira says the industry needs to move away from spending significant time developing individual, low-level VNFs and focus on driving more automation of network services.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Up to No Good

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The Light Reading sandwich makes an appearance once more as Scott is joined by Ray and Iain. They start by arguing the toss over whether ISPs should be allowed to sell broadband on the basis of "up to" a maximum speed that is rarely achieved, which leads to a showdown between the LR lads. Roaming further afield, they reflect on the turmoil in the Indian telecoms ...
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BT: NFV Services Taking Hold

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DENVER, 10/9/2017 – BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization. As a result, technology BT has used internally for years is now directly serving customers.
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Bill Walker's Best Practices for Transformation

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CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his practical insights on a number of topics, including how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, the challenges of converting COs and wire centers to data centers, and why "fast pivot" makes more sense than "fast failure."
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Sprint's Stark on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

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DENVER, 10/5/2017 – Jill Stark, region president of enterprise sales for Sprint, shares her approach to leading a diverse team. In addition, Stark addresses the importance of seeking out mentors, and encourages women in the communications industry to take risks and step out of their comfort zone in order to meet their career goals.
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OneAccess & Virtualization-Enabled Managed Enterprise Services

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DENVER, 10/4/2017 – Pravin Mirchandani, OneAccess CMO, describes the impact of NFV on the enterprise router market and how OneAccess as a service provider specialist is best positioned to help them with the challenging issue of service migration with a flexible, open portfolio from the NETCONF-enabled router to the white box CPE and VNFs.
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How to Identify & Prevent Communication Failures in NFC Transactions

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Imagine your company produces contactless payment terminals (NFC) for banking and retail. Recently, you keep getting complaints from the payment provider about failed payment transactions in a certain region. How to find the cause of the problem? It is much too costly to send out engineers to check all faulty terminals. Don't worry, the new COMPRION TraceCase ...